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Climate Change Quiz
Test your knowledge of climate change and global warming.

1. The difference between climate and weather is that Earth’s climate is the average condition in a given place over many years, whereas, weather includes only the immediate conditions for a specific place.
True False

2. Individual actions, such as replacing all of your old light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent light bulbs, will help reduce the amount of Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
True False

3. Human-caused emissions of carbon come from both the burning of fossil fuels and from land-use changes such as deforestation and land-clearing.
True False

4. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) act like a blanket in the atmosphere, trapping heat and warming the planet.
True False

5. Climate change refers only to the increasing temperature of the earth’s surface.
True False

6. Climate change is predicted to greatly affect the natural resources (such as water) that people depend on.
True False

7. Without the human race, Greenhouse gases (GHGs) would not exist.
True False

8. The atmosphere is a relatively thin layer of gas that scientists divide into four sections based only on chemical composition.
True False

9. The majority of human-caused carbon emissions today comes from the burning of fossil fuels.
True False

10. The following gases are not Greenhouse gasses (GHGs): nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), water vapor (H20) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
True False

Quiz information by WWF Climate Change.